The further development of a community park in Dover Township will go ahead after the township received a $250,000 grant through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
The Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant will be used to further develop the 49-acre Eagle View Park along West Canal Road. The project includes the construction of a baseball field, pedestrian walkway, parking area and stormwater management measures, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.
“This project will further enhance recreational opportunities in the area and responsibly develop an unused parcel of land, which is already surrounded by homes, and the adjacent Dover Area Middle School,” Grove said. “This park will be an asset for all residents and will boast several recreational options. I look forward to seeing the final product once it is fully developed.”
The tract of land formerly housed a golf course and driving range, which permanently closed several years ago. Since then, the township has been working to bring the community park to fruition.
The C2P2 grants are administered by DCNR and were created to promote conservation and recreation-focused projects and programs. They are awarded to municipalities and authorized nonprofit organizations for recreation, park and conservation projects.
These include the rehabilitation and new development of parks and recreation facilities (development projects); acquisition of land for active or passive park and conservation purposes (acquisition projects); and planning for feasibility studies, trails studies, conservation plans, site development planning, and comprehensive recreation, greenway and open space planning.
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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